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" A little neglect may breed great mischief ; for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe... "
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...by'tlSjJ tvantofit:" but a man's own care is profitable; for, I THI WAY TO WEALTH. 5 ..»'.M"4» " If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you...breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost," being...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...; for, ' In the afiair* of thi« world, men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it ;' ' If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you...breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost ;' being...
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Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...riches to' the careful, as well as power to the bold, and heaven to the virtuous. And further, "Jf you would have a faithful servant and one that you like, serve yourself." And again he adviseth to circumspection and care, even in th smallest matters, because "sometimes a...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it ;" but a man's own care is profitable ; for, " If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, — serve yourself. A little neglect mav breed great mischief; for want of a nail, the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe, the horse was...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it ;" but a man's own, care is profitable ; for, " if you would have a faithful servant, and one that you...breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a horse the rider was lost," being...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it;" but a man's own care is profitable; for, " if you would have a faithful servant, and one that you...yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief; tor want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it :" but a man's own care is profitable ; for, " If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you...breed great mischief; for- want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost," being...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...profitable; for, " If you would " have a faithful servant, and one you like, — serve your" self." " A little neglect may breed great mischief: " for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a " shoe, the horse was lost ; and for want of a horse, the " rider was lost,"...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...riches to the careful, as well as power to the bold, and heaven to the virtuous." And further, "If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself." And again, he adviseth to circumspection and care, even in the smallest matters, because "sometimesa...
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The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol, Volume 1

George Miller - 1813
...riches to the careful, '•.a well as power ta the bold, and heaven to the virtuous.'' And further, "If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself." And again, he adviseth to circumspection and care, even in the smallest matters ; because, sometimes,...
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